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Raggy Strip Quilting
Strip Quilting suits today's busy &
often stress-filled lifestyle. It
is easy, quick & provides relaxing comfort
whether you are sewing or enjoying the finished
project. Machine quilting fits the
relaxed look of raggy quilts & is easy
to do because quilts are pieced & quilted
block by block.
There are seven great projects - even for
beginners. Cut strips, sew straight
lines - it doesn't have to be perfect!
There is no need to layer, quilt or bind
& you get great results! Choose
from Raggy Log Cabin, Raggy Strip Vest,
Rail Fence Baby Quilt, Raggy Tote, Raggy
Churn Dash & Cabins & Trees, which
is featured on the cover of book at left.
Almost any fabric
can be used in raggy strip quilting, depending
on the finished look you desire. For
an even, soft, shaggy look such as we prefer,
homespuns are your best bet. Using
the Raggy Strip technique, seams are featured
on the front of simply quilted projects
instead of hidden away inside. They
can fray & fluff - adding a delightful
3-dimensional texture to a quilt, tote,
vest or pillow, such as those featured to
the right and below.
Tote, Vest & Pillow
Cabins & Trees
flannel on the quilt top compliments the
texture of homespun fabrics & allows
design possibilities. Coordinating
homespun & yarn dyed flannels have been
used for the quilt back to achieve the even
softness in frayed seams.
washed & dried, the loose weave of homespun
fabric frays easily & evenly, producing
a soft, shaggy look.
prints, flannel & homespun can be combined
successfully in raggy quilts. When
using cotton prints, add a layer of coordinating
homespun between quilt top & quilt back
to produce the desired texture.
blocks work too! Using any fabrics
of your choice, piece blocks in traditional
patterns, then stitch with raggy quilt method,
just as we have done in our Churn Dash rag
What could be easier: cut & sew fabric
strips together; clip seams; wash &
dry to create soft, fluffy seams.
That's it! Surprisingly lightweight
quilts & garments can be enjoyed year
Raggy Strip Quilting.
Four Corners Designs
101 N. 2nd St.
Cissna Park, IL 60942